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Uber’s CEO Once Went to an Escort Bar in South Korea With a Group of Workers

Amid Uber’s current stream of crises, including the exodus of some high-level execs, another controversy has come knocking at the company’s door.

The latest issue goes all the way back almost three years ago, when a team of Uber managers (four males and one female), along with Uber CEO Travis Kalanick and her then girlfriend Gabi Holzwarth, went to an escort-karaoke bar in Seoul, South Korea.

Leaked Email Has Uber’s Vietnamese CTO Ripping Donald Trump Apart

An Uber internal email heavily critical of Donald Trump was meant to be circulated among a small group of employees but it has spread quickly throughout the company and has now emerged online.  

The heavily-worded message, penned by Uber chief technology officer Thuan Pham just after the 2016 presidential election, included passages comparing Trump’s election to the rise of dictators such as China’s Mao Zedong and Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge.

Gabi Holzwarth: Meet the Talented Street Violinist Who’s Dating Uber’s Billionaire CEO

Today, 26-year-old Gabi Holzwarth is a professional violinist frequently seen on the arm of her boyfriend Travis Kalanick, Uber’s billionaire CEO. But before her days of dating a tech billionaire, Holzwarth struggled during her teens with family violence, sexual abuse and eating disorders that have manifested into health problems today.

Now, like her boyfriend in the tech sector, the half-Chinese half-Caucasian violinist aims to disrupt the entire culture of mental health disorders and addiction by leading an open conversation — beginning with her own story.